Vietnamese Caramelized Salty Pepper Pork ( Thit Kho) Recipe

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  1. goodguy82

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    Not sure if anyone here has tried this but it taste pretty good with rice. Only takes 1 hr to cook. You can eat it a couple of times and it taste even better when sitting in your fridge for a few days.

    Been at home since Monday with my kid and have nfi what to eat or cook...

    You can actually order this dish at viet/chinese restaurant!

    Ingredients

    1/2 c sugar
    1 1/2 lbs pork fillet
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 c water
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 c fish sauce
    1 onion, roughly sliced

    Directions

    Step #1 Wash & cut pork fillet into 3/4 inch (cubed)pieces. I prefer thinly sliced.
    Step #2 In a dry saucepan, melt sugar on high heat until it becomes golden brown but not candied. Keep an eye on it coz it burns really quick.
    Step #3 Immediately, pepper, onions, add pork belly pieces, & garlic.
    Step #4 Stir to get a golden color on the meat.
    Step #5 Add fish sauce & water, deglaze, & bring to a boil.
    Step #6 Reduce to low heat, cover & let simmer for 20-30 mins (stirring every once in awhile) until sauce thickens a little.
    Step #7 Add a little more fish sauce & black pepper to taste.
    Step #8 Serve over white rice, cucummber & a beer :thumbup:
    Step #9 Note: Some vietnamese add whole hard boiled eggs along with the liquids.
    Enjoy the Vietnamese Caramelized Salty Pepper Pork ( Thit Kho) recipe.

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    The pork is so soft tender when cooked on low heat for over 1 hour.... Serve with a nice cold beer mmmmm :weirdo:


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    Is that what you call it? Caramelized Salty Pepper Pork? I always thought it was Pork Stew or something.
     
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    I think every culture has there own name for this receipe
     
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    that looks so good i could eat my lcd, ill be trying this for sure.
     
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    Just remember not to burn the sugar!! Keep an eye out when trying to melt it. Burnt sugar will fuk the flavoring up.

    With the fish sauce, you can just put in as much as you want to suite your taste buds :thumbup:

    Go hard out on the pepper coz it gives it the extra kick...

    Practice makes PERFECT!!
     
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    yeah i love my pepper, ill be sure to keep a watchful eye, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Forgot to mention garlic also needs to be finely chopped up into small bits.
     
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    Yummmmmm :shock:
     
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    looks good, definitely gonna have to give this a bash one time...
     
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    might give this a try, ive got some pork fillet in the freezer atm...
     
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    my mum uses fanta or sprite for the sugar instead

    i've also seen coconut juice used for special occasions
     
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    My mum does it aswell but that's cheating. Lol

    Trying not to burn the sugar is the hard part.
     
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    I wonder if I can get that at my local chinese takeaway...
     
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    The Chinese version is more sweet/salty/spicy :thumbup:
     
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    my mother makes 3 different versions of this.

    one like yours, one with coconut juice and the other is a very sweet version of it

    the other two generally uses very fatty cuts of pork, i think pork belly.

    don't forget the hard boiled egg/deep fried hard boiled egg in there!
     
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    boil a couple eggs and let them soak up the juices.mum does it all the time :thumbup:
     
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    What else could you serve with it? :)

    Was thinking of giving it a crack tonight, depending on what's going on later anyways...
     
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    only taste good with steam rice coz its salty :thumbup:
     

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